Dade City Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense for Drug Charges
Florida is among the harshest states in the U.S. when it comes to penalties for drug offenders. Even a first-time drug charge can have lifelong consequences; depending on how much and the type of drug you are accused of possessing, you could face a first-degree felony charge. Without the proper representation, you could be punished with up to 30 years in prison and fines of $10,000 for this offense. The potential penalties vary widely but could be even more severe if you have prior convictions on your record.
Fortunately, a drug crime attorney like Keeley Karatinos of Karatinos Law, PLLC can help. She serves clients in Dade City, Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel, and Pasco County, helping them navigate their drug defense. She fights aggressively for her clients, and is committed to finding justice.
When you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side to defend against drug charges in Dade City, turn to Karatinos Law, PLLC. Ms. Karatinos is available at (352) 605-6018.
What Drugs Are Illegal in Florida?
The list of controlled substances in Florida is long, but the charges one may face for possession, manufacturing, or distribution of each of them can vary based on the Schedule of the drug.
The controlled substances which are most illegal to possess in Florida include:
- Certain amounts of marijuana
- Any amount of cocaine
- Any amount of methamphetamine
- Any amount of LSD
- Any amount of ecstasy
Under Florida law, there are two ways someone can be convicted of “possession,” known as actual possession and constructive possession. You can be charged with actual possession if you are being accused of having the substance on your person. Conversely, you can be charged with constructive possession if you have control over the substance, even though it’s not immediately in your possession.
If you have been charged with drug possession, manufacturing, or distribution in Florida, the best way to build a defense is by getting help from a drug crime attorney like Karatinos Law, PLLC. Contact Ms. Karatinos today at (352) 605-6018.
"Keeley was wonderful to have by our side. Keeley is very down to earth and honest. She was always up front with us and never candy coated the situation."Tara
Defender of the Constitution
Legal Researcher and Writer
Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (352) 605-6018.